on one's (own) terms
Definition of on one's (own) terms
: according to one's own wishes : in one's own way If I agree to help, it will only be on my terms.
Word by Word Definitions
: used to express immediate or direct kinship
: to have or hold as property : possess
: to have power or mastery over
: to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit
: a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject
: expression of a specified kind
: a limited or definite extent of time
: to apply a term to : call, name
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